Woman killed after being hit by cement truck in midtown Toronto
Toronto police say a 54-year-old woman was pronounced dead on scene after being hit by a cement truck in midtown Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue, near Eglinton Avenue, at around 10 a.m. for reports of a collision.
Sgt. Brett Moore said the commercial truck was turning onto Erskine Avenue, off Yonge Street and struck the woman who was crossing the road.
Moore said its early in the investigation but said investigators believe the woman may have been dragged.
Coun. Mike Colle, who represents the ward across the street from where the collision happened, called for a temporary freeze on construction in the area. He said he wants developers to be required to file traffic management safety plans, provide increased training for truck drivers, and ensure there are full-time crossing guards at every construction site.
“We’ve had traffic mayhem here nonstop because of all the condos that are going up, so we’ve got regular traffic plus construction traffic around the clock,” Colle told Global News.
“Developers won’t like it, but the reality is people in this area have been enduring this traffic danger for seven days a week.”
People have begun dropping off flowers where a 54-year-old woman, who I’m told lives in the neighbourhood, was fatally struck by a cement truck while crossing Erskine Ave in the crosswalk along Yonge St. @TrafficServices is still looking for witnesses. If you can help, call them pic.twitter.com/R8qcbVg6fH
— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) September 10, 2019
Second resident killed by a dump truck in my Ward in six months .We need a construction development time out.
— Mike Colle (@ColleMike) September 10, 2019
– Yonge Street, both northbound and southbound from Castlefield Avenue to Broadway Avenue
– Erskine Avenue, both eastbound and westbound from Yonge Street to Redpath Avenue@TrafficServices @TPS53Div #GO1734595 ^CdK
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) September 10, 2019
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